I’ve heard it all about working out from home. You can’t get lean while working out from home… You can’t build muscle without going to the gym… you can’t. you can’t. you can’t.
While this isn’t true, it just means we have to change how we train. I agree it is easier to train at a gym. It is more motivating to go to the gym. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do fitness all together while in lockdown.
Working while in quarantine has just as much to do with the mind as it does with the body. While training is great, especially after long hours of sitting, because the body is connected to the mind we can get so many benefits. Including increased focus, stress relief, improved sleep and overall mood boosts.
It does not matter if you are training for a long term goal or just starting your fitness journey, training will improve your quarantine.
Check out this bodyweight workout below to get your body and mind revved up TODAY.
The warm up is the most important part of the workout, especially if you’ve been hunched over the computer working all day. We will take some time to open up the shoulders and hips, to optimize our positions when we train.
Go through the warm up twice, spending 45 seconds on each movement.
1)Squat To Stand
Hook your hands underneath your toes and actively pull yourself to the bottom of the squat. Make sure to only go as far as your heels stay on the ground. To get a little extra out of the hips, drive your elbow into your knee.
2) Shin Box
This is a wonderful hip and spine mobility drill. Open up your legs as far as you can from one another, pretend they are allergic to one another. Sit tall through the spine and practice perfect posture.
3) DownDog With Knee Grab
We want to push the ground away and open up the shoulders and spine. Keep the knee’s soft and exhale as you drive into the ground. Keep the shoulders away from the ears.
Now that we are all warmed up let’s get into the main workout.
We will be performing this workout with 40 seconds of work and 20 seconds of rest between movements. Go through each exercise in sequence. We will go through the full cycle 2-4 times depending on time restrictions and fitness levels.
- Keep The Spine Vertical
- Wide Base – Pull Hips To Ankles
- Drive Through Heels
- Knee Caps Forward
- Sit Back
- Drive To Stand Tall
- Kick Leg Across Body
- Allow Shoulder To Turn As needed
- Keep HIps Low
Frog Push Up
- Kneels Sprawl Flare Outward As You Lower
- Keep Spine Flat
- Push Back To Center Position
Dead Bug Band Pull Apart
- Low Back Digs Into Ground
- Ribs Down
- Pull To Each Side Of Room
Try to get 20 reps of each exercise in the time allotted.
Spend 3-5 minutes focusing on full breaths after the workout. I recommend putting your feet up on the couch and laying on your back. This is a great way to calm down after a workout.